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LIBRARY Activities for Adults

Dead Good October ( 16 years+)Dead Good October 19

We have some thrilling events happening across libraries to mark the 4th Dead Good October including bestselling authors Anna Smith and Theresa Talbot and a return of the criminally popular crime cafe.

Discover what's happening for Dead Good October and book your place.


National Libraries Week (all ages) NLW 2019

We are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world. Explore the wealth of ways you can Get digitally involved:

  • Appiness: Staff will be on hand to show you some of the best apps to support your child's literacy and learning.
  • Code Club - We offer free coding opportunities in the library for young people aged 7-13 throughout the school year
  • Online resources: Explore the range of free ebooks, e-audiobooks and digital magazines
  • Virtual Reality: Let your imagination run wild as we introduce VR to libraries.
  • Try B4 U Buy: Try Apple iPad, Android & Amazon Fire tablets & get advice on  things to consider before buying.
  • The Street Where I lived: Travel back in time and explore places from your past using PCs or tablets.


National Poetry Day National Poetry Day 2019

Poetry is different things to different people, whether magical or angry, quiet or gentle. Have a go at mixing things up to create a poem for your library or simply listen as staff read aloud chosen extracts. Why not bring children along after school to have a go at creating their own poetry masterpiece too.

Barrhead Foundry 1-2pm

Clarkston 10.30-11.30am

Giffnock 10.30-11.30am

Mearns library: 3-4pm

Free, no need to book.


Experience Virtual Reality (13 years+)Virtual Reality

Try out the latest Virtual Reality technology and discover what VR's all about!
Travel the world, explore exciting places, and get an immersive experience of sensational sights, from New York to Notre-Dame, or even journey to space and see the stars...

Mearns Library / Tuesday 24 Sep / Drop-in from 2.00-4.00pm

Barrhead Foundry / Wednesday 9 October / Drop-in from 10am-12noon 
(part of Libraries Week 2019)

Dunterlie Resource Centre / Monday 14 October / Drop-in from 2.00-4.00pm  (part of DIY Dunterlie)

Clarkston Library / Monday 18 November / Drop-in from 10am-12noon

Free, no need to book.


Read, Relax, Refresh (16yrs+)read relax

Join us at these informal sessions where the library team select and read aloud extracts and poetry to bring a sense of wellness from reading.

A great way to read, relax and refresh over a cuppa.

Giffnock Library/ Weekly on Thursdays 3 Oct- 24 Oct / 10.30-11.30am

Mearns Library/ Weekly on Fridays 8 Nov- 13 Dec/ 11-12noon

To book your place, contact the library: Giffnock Library 0141 577 4976 or Mearns Library 0141 577 4979.


Share a Song and Sing Alongshare a song 18

Enjoy a good old sing-along and 'gie it laldy' with others in a wonderfully relaxed setting. Belt out some favourite tunes from Elvis and Sinatra to old Scottish folk songs. All are most welcome to join in and enjoy a refreshing cuppa and absolutely no singing experience necessary! 'I loved the singing and met lots of nice people and the compere was really good and cheery'.

Barrhead Foundry Library/ weekly on Mondays from 19 Aug - 16 Dec / 1.30-2.30pm

Giffnock Library/ weekly on Tuesdays from 3 Sept - 15 Oct / 2.15- 3.15pm

Free, no need to book.


Colour TherapyColour Therapy Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

Are you interested to give colour therapy a go? Come along to a weekly colouring and coffee session for adults in the library and enjoy the relaxing, therapeutic benefits of the activity. This is a lovely, informal way to enjoy company and a nice cuppa. No artistic skills required and all materials will be provided.

Busby Library; weekly on Saturdays between 10.30 and 11.30am. If you are interested to come along, give Peter at Busby library a call on 0141 577 4971 or just turn up!


Knitting GroupKnitting

If you like to knit and enjoy company, why not stitch the two together. A great chance to socialise with old, and meet new friends, over a nice relaxed cuppa!

At Thornliebank every Wednesday 11:00-12:30.  Free, no need to book

At Neilston Library every Wednesday 11.00- 12.30.  Free, no need to book

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